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Fulcrum "Field Trips"

This year, MBMS is developing a culture of care for our students by focusing on social emotional wellness and building students to live the MBMS way – Model Integrity; Be Respectful; Make Good Decisions; Solve the Problem.


Each week, teachers lead students in a social emotional learning curriculum ( that helps teach powerful skills and competencies—like handling strong emotions, setting and meeting goals, making good decisions, and forging positive relationships—while building the safe, supported learning environment middle schoolers need to succeed.


During the month of October, thanks to our generous PTA, each grade level will have a character/leadership “field trip” to Polliwog Park with Fulcrum Learning Systems. This program will assist with building character around an extensive social emotional learning curriculum developed and implemented by Fulcrum that incorporates the MBMS way.


Field Trip Details

Grade Level

Date of Field Trip

Date Waiver is Due

Eighth Grade

October 16

October 9

Seventh Grade

October 23

October 16

Sixth Grade

October 30

October 23


  • Students will come to 1st period at 9:00. They do not need to bring any books, folders or devices on this day. Please bring backpack with a reusable water bottle filled with water and snacks.
  • After checking in for roll, students will walk to Polliwog Park. A nutrition break will be held at Polliwog Park. Water igloos will be provided to refill water bottles throughout the day.
  • We will walk back to campus for lunch, so students can bring their own lunch or purchase one at school.
  • After lunch, we will walk back to Polliwog Park and return back to campus by 3:00.


Please complete the Fulcrum waiver below and return to your 1st period teacher or to the main office by the due date listed above. Students will be unable to participate without a signed waiver.